Nanuirtuq/Takusaijuuk mikigianik

Stories told by Siasi Mangiuk Story one: written and drawn by Qumaq Mangiuk Iyaituk Story two: written and drawn by Passa Mangiuk


Ippiajummut

Story told by Qumaq Mangiuq Iyaituk Story one: written and drawn by Qumaq Mangiuk Iyaituk Story two: written and drawn by Manu Qaunnaaluk Story three: written and drawn by Passa Mangiuk Story four: drawn by Paula Ainalik


Iqalliatut

Story told by Mattiusi Manukuluk Iyaituk Story one: written and drawn by Qumaq Mangiuk Iyaituk Story two: written and drawn by Passa Mangiuk


Kuuvimmut iqalliatut

Story told by Mattiusi Manukuluk Iyaituk Written and drawn by Manu Qaunnaaluk


Sipuuja can dress herself on her own

Written by Elsie Kasudluak Drawn by Qumaq Mangiuk Iyaituk


ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖑᐊᓚᐅᕐᑖ / UNIKKAANGUALAURTAA / LET’S TELL A STORY (IN ENGLISH)

This manual contains 26 stories. It has been developped for childcare workers in Inuit communities troughout Nunavik and Canada. The story collection includes folktales, timeless legends with a moral as well as various stories about Inuit life in the past. Each of the stories is accompanied by information and suggested activities such as games, craft …


ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖑᐊᓚᐅᕐᑖ / UNIKKAANGUALAURTAA / LET’S TELL A STORY (IN FRENCH)

This manual contains 26 stories. It has been developped for childcare workers in Inuit communities troughout Nunavik and Canada. The story collection includes folktales, timeless legends with a moral as well as various stories about Inuit life in the past. Each of the stories is accompanied by information and suggested activities such as games, craft …


Relations on Ungava Bay: An Illustrated History of Inuit, Naskapi, and Eurocanadian Interaction, 1800-1970

For hundreds of years, if not millennia, the Inuit and Naskapis relied on the food resources of the Ungava Peninsula. The Inuit focused their sights on the coastal marine life but also turned inland to hunt caribou. It was these vast migratory caribou herds that brought the Naskapis into the region from their forested base …


Tumivut Magazine Number 13

Tumivut is back! After 15 years of absence, Tumivut Magazine is finally back, with a brand-new, Inuktitut–first presentation and a different approach to contents. Featured: Recollections of Johnny Inukpuk, the legend of Kautjajuk, a detailed report about two historical muskets, and other articles about Inuktitut language, the artist Mary Paningajak Alaku, parenting, archaeology and much …


Ullumimut — Between tradition and innovation

Caribou antler, serpentine, steatite, muskox horn and hair. Out of such materials Mattiusi Iyaituk and Lucassie Echalook shape the gestures of human, animal and shaman, evoking the quotidian stories, myths and dreams of the Inuit culture of Nunavik. The sculptural works of these two renowned Inuit artists, featured in this exhibition, Ullumimut — Between tradition …


Traditions relating to Customary Law in Nunavik

This volume is part of a larger undertaking on Nunavik history, the concept of history taken in a wide sense to include Inuit traditions and knowledge, Qaujimausivut. During two months, Lisa Koperqualuk interviewed 40 people in Nunavik, and gathered information about the rules that used to govern Inuit life, the ways to maintain harmony in …


Our plants… Our land / Plants of Nain and Torngat Mountains Basecamp & Research Station (Nunatsiavut)

This book has been created for the residents of Nunatsiavut and the many visitors who are interested in earning more about the natural environments of northern Labrador and its incredible diversity of arctic plants. It includes plants that are commonly found in Nain and around the Torngat Mountains Basecamp and Research Station, and those that are more restricted and …


Ulirnaisigutiit an Inuktitut-English Dictionary

An Inuktitut-English Dictionary of Northern Quebec, Labrador and Eastern Arctic Dialects. About the Author Lucien Schneider


L’organisation sociale traditionnelle des inuit de Kangiqsujuaq, Nunavik (French version)

This ethnographic reconstruction of the Kangiqsujuarmiut traditional social organization was submitted in 1964 as a Master Thesis in anthropology at University of Montreal. Based on data collected in 1961 and 62, this work describes in an outstanding way the physical, historical and social context of one of the least acculturated groups of that time in …


Traditional Social Organization among the Inuit of Kangiqsujuaq, Nunavik (English version)

This ethnographic reconstruction of the Kangiqsujuarmiut traditional social organization was submitted in 1964 as a Master Thesis in anthropology at University of Montreal. Based on data collected in 1961 and 62, this work describes in an outstanding way the physical, historical and social context of one of the least acculturated groups of that time in …


Sanaaq (english version)

Mitiarjuk Nappaaluk’s Sanaaq is an intimate story of an Inuit family negotiating the changes brought into their community by the coming of the Qallunaat, the White people. Composed in forty-eight episodes, it recounts the daily life of Sanaaq, a strong and outspoken young widow, her daughter Qumaq, and their small semi-nomadic community in northern Quebec. Here they live …


Arvik! In pursuit of the bowhead whale

We still come across many bowhead whale bones in some of the places we hunt.  I’ve heard stories about how the Inuit used to get together for those bowhead hunts.  The people, mostly widows, who were left behind in the camps would sing songs as they waited for the men to come back from the …


Transportation 02

An illustrated book about transportation means and other vehicles. About the illustrator Nunga Echalook is a talented young illustrator who was born in Inukjuak, Nunavik. She discovered her talent and love of drawing while taking multi-media training at the vocational school in her community. In 2009, Nunga joined Avataq Cultural Institute’s publications team. Since then she …


Transportation 01

An illustrated book about transportation means and other vehicles. About the illustrator Nunga Echalook is a talented young illustrator who was born in Inukjuak, Nunavik. She discovered her talent and love of drawing while taking multi-media training at the vocational school in her community. In 2009, Nunga joined Avataq Cultural Institute’s publications team. Since then she …


Traditions relating to Education, Pregnancy and Childbirth in Nunavik

In this book, four Nunavik Elders – Alicie Koneak, Lizzie Irniq and Maata Tuniq of Kangiqsujuaq and Alacie Kuannanack Tukalak of Puvirnituq – reflect on some of the knowledge and practices involved in Inuit Education.


The Botanical Knowledge of the Inuit of Kangiqsualujjuaq, Nunavik

The village of Kangiqsualujjuaq is situated at the estuary of the George River which flows into Ungava Bay. North-East of the village is located Parc national Kuururjuaq, home to Quebec’s highest summit, Mount Iberville, located within the Torngat Mountains creased by the Koroc River.


The Zoological Knowledge of the Inuit of Kangiqsualujjuaq, Nunavik

The Inuit of the community of Kangiqsualujjuaq share their knowledge of the animals that inhabit their region, that of Ungava Bay in which flow the George and Koroc Rivers.


The Botanical Knowledge of the Inuit of Umiujaq and Kuujjuaraapik, Nunavik

The villages of Kuujjuarapik and Umiujaq, located on the shores of Hudson Bay, form an important territory due to its lakes, rivers and the presence of the Parc national Tursujuq.


Premiers soins traditionnels inuits (french/inuktitut version)

The Nunavik Inuit have always relied on their environment to deal with accidents and injuries. Based on information gleaned from elders from Inukjuak, Kangiqsujuaq and Kuujjuaq in Nunavik, the author presents a series of treatments once used by the Inuit.


Traditional Inuit First-Aid (english/inuktitut version)

The Nunavik Inuit have always relied on their environment to deal with accidents and injuries. Based on information gleaned from elders from Inukjuak, Kangiqsujuaq and Kuujjuaq in Nunavik, the author presents a series of treatments once used by the Inuit. These healing techniques can, still today, prove very useful in conditions of extreme emergency where …


The Botanical Knowledge of the Inuit of Kangiqsujuaq, Nunavik

The village of Kangiqsujuag and its surroundings as well at the National Park of Pingualuit, form a vast territory, which, despite appearances contains a great plant diversity.


Inuit tools

This illustrated book describes traditional Inuit tools to children.


Le harpon du chasseur

The publication of Le harpon du chasseur (Harpoon of the hunter) in 1969 marks the beginning of a new era: the first novel written by an Inuit in Canada, it symbolises a historic passage from the spoken word to a written Inuit literature.


Reconstitution des modes d’extraction de la stéatite sur le site de Qajartalik

This work is an adaptation of Amélie Langlais’ master’s thesis on the extraction methods of steatite during the Dorset period. The author explores the various technical aspects related to the exploitation of steatite on the Qajartalik rupestral site and compares her observations with other quarry sites exploited around the same period.


Relations on Southeastern Hudson Bay: An Illustrated History of Inuit, Cree, and Eurocanadian Interaction, 1740-1970

A rich textual history in English followed by an extensive bilingual photo history in both English and Inuktitut syllabics, this account tracks the region’s “boom and bust” periods, beginning in the mid 1700s through to the start of the James Bay hydroelectric project of the 1970s that either isolated the Inuit and Cree peoples, one from the other, or brought them together in cooperative efforts.


Learning to count

An illustrated book of animals from Nunavik, this little book teaches children how to count to ten.


Je veux que les Inuits soient libres à nouveau

In this autobiography translated from lnuktitut to French, Qumaq views the world that surrounds him with a deeply personal and insightful standpoint, that considers the major changes that have occurred during the 20th century.


Plants of the Villages and Parks of Nunavik

Plants of the villages and the parks of Nunavik

A field guide to Nunavik and the Parc National de la Gaspésie.


Qimutsiutiliurniq: How to raise a dog team

The advice of an elder from Inukjuak who possesses a wealth of knowledge on the way to best raise a dog team.


The World of Tivi Etok / The Life and Art of an Inuit Elder

This book reveals the fascinating story of the Inuk hunter and artist Tivi Etok.


Des Tuniit aux Inuits, Patrimoines archéologique et historique au Nunavik

This book presents the findings of the three-year ARUC “Des Tuniit aux Inuits” research project.


ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖑᐊᓚᐅᕐᑖ / Unikkaangualaurtaa / Let’s tell a Story (in inuktitut)

This manual contains 26 stories. It has been developped for childcare workers in Inuit communities troughout Nunavik and Canada.


Jules Dion, Cinquante ans au-dessous de zéro (french version)

The biography of Jules Dion, Missionary Oblate of Mary Immaculate, relates the story of a life that spans over half a century among the Inuit of Nunavik. Fifty Years Below Zero puts us directly in contact with the daily life of the Inuit, their culture, their way of thinking and their perception of the world. …


Jules Dion, Fifty Years Below Zero (english version)

The biography of Jules Dion, Missionary Oblate of Mary Immaculate, relates the story of a life that spans over half a century among the Inuit of Nunavik.


Sanaaq (french version)

The heroine of the novel, Sanaaq, is a strong and sane woman who is both sensitive and very determined.


Kasudluak Encyclopedia, vol. 2

An encyclopedia in 2 volumes explaining various traditional cultural subjects, illustrated with drawings by Tuumasi Kudluk.


Kasudluak Encyclopedia, vol. 1

An encyclopedia in two volumes explaining various traditional cultural subjects, illustrated with drawings by Tuumasi Kudluk.


Palaeoeskimo Cultural Transition: a case study from Ivujivik, Eastern Artic

This book presents the findings of the research conducted by Murielle Nagy within the context of her doctoral project. The research was realized in Ivujivik, Nunavik, with the collaboration of the Avataq Cultural Institute and the Ivujivimmiut.


Inuit Uqausillaringit

Inuit Uqausillaringit still remains the only Inuktitut dictionary in existence.


Traditional Medicine Project

Compiled by Jonathan Stevens in 1983, the Traditional Medicine Project covers the medicinal knowledge gathered in 13 Nunavik communities.


Memories of a Kuujjuamiuq

The interview selected for the first publication of Avataq Cultural Institute was given by Willie Cooper, a Kuujjuaq elder, in the spring 1985. It probably is the only interview given by this hunter, deceased in 1986, during his life.


Memories from Kuujjuarapik

Jeannie Mippigaq (1885-1987) delivers a dignified and courageous account of her lifetime.


Killiniq – Glimpses of a Fading Past

This publication offers an overview of the history of Killiniq, a region first occupied by the Inuit many centuries ago and visited by Artic explorers as soon as 1587.


Gazetteer of Inuit Place Names in Nunavik

“We were taught by our ancestors the names of the land, lakes, hills and islands, and we have an obligation to pass these on to our young people”. This is how Samwillie Annahatak from Kangirsuk describes the task that was carried out from 1983 to 1987: to compile the names of places known by the Inuit in the 15 regions of Nunavik.